Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Physician Biography

Dr. Whang is an Associate Professor in the Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and received specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Whang is actively involved in clinical and basic science research with a focus on the biology of spinal fusion and bone healing, bone grafting substitutes, and evidence-based medicine. He continues to present the results of his studies at a number of national and international meetings. He is also involved in the development of new spinal implants and techniques. At this time he is currently an investigator for various clinical trials. Dr. Whang is on the editorial staff of several publications and serves on multiple committees for the National Association of Spine Surgeons (NASS). In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Whang devotes much of his time to the teaching of residents and medical students in the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Whang welcomes the opportunity to work closely with patients and referring physicians alike and is readily available for consultations regarding any type of spinal concerns. He sees patients at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Comprehensive Spine Center in New Haven as well as satellite offices in Guilford and Milford. He may be contacted through his office at (203) 785-2584.

Clinical Interests

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Dysraphism

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation: Fracture Problems | Spine Service (Orthopaedics)

Spine Center, Yale

Yale Medical Group

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery AB of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Prospective, Concurrently Controlled, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Spinal Kinetics M6-C Artificial Cervical Disc Compared to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) for the Treatment of Symptomatic Cervical Radiculopathy

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Contact Info

Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS
Patient Care Locations
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
Orthopaedics - Milford
48 Wellington Road

Milford, CT 06461
Yale Orthopaedics/Spine ServiceYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st floor

New Haven, CT 06519
Yale Spine Center1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 6th floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
PO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071

Curriculum Vitae